Jubilee government has let farmers down badly
SEE ALSO :County splashes Sh4.3m on golden maceThe governor has pointed the finger at the Government for allowing importation of milk powder. He is spot on; that is exactly where the problem lies. For reasons best know to it, the Government has allowed the importation of all manner of foods at the expense of the farmer. Only recently, poultry farmers were complaining over the flooding of the market with cheap Ugandan eggs which made their ventures unviable. Last month, the Government’s attempt to import maize was shot down by protests of angry farmers who said they had enough grain in their granaries. In addition, reckless importation of sugar has almost killed our sugar industry. Rice importation has undermined Mwea rice fields; wheat flour imports have dealt Narok farmers a body blow while fish from China has hit fishermen below the belt. Amid all these one cannot help but ask, whose interests is the Jubilee government serving by allowing this imports? It can’t be farmers. But cartels, business folk and foreigners have a reason to smile.
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